How digital learning can defeat the skills gap

The skills gap. Schools and universities are blamed for it, the rise of tech is said to multiply it, and individuals are told to learn new skills – fast. In the workplace, digital learning and performance support tools can make new skills acquisition faster, increase productivity and leave time for innovation and creative thinking. So why isn’t everyone doing it?

One thing is clear: there is a mismatch between the skills workers possess and those that they need. As employers and employees alike struggle to bridge this gap, alternative forms of education and on-the-go learning are being thrown around as a quick way to seize fates and build a bridge toward secure and effective work.

While well-intentioned, these initiatives often miss the bigger picture. It’s not just that workers are being badly prepared for the world of work, or that they lack the motivation to try coding (though both may sound familiar). The fact is, reality itself is changing faster than anyone can keep track of.

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